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The 24th Day (2004)

R | | Thriller | 6 May 2004 (USA)
Tom (Speedman) and Dan's (Marsden) one-night stand turns into an intense power-play between captor and captive.

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Cast

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Storyline

One-night stand can lead to fatal results!Tom is a living proof!He's a straight family guy whose life turns upside down when he finds out that he has AIDS so he tricks his ex gay lover Dan into an empty flat & ties him up awaiting his blood test results.

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Every man has his own truth. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual dialogue, and for brief violence | See all certifications »

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6 May 2004 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,001, 16 May 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,107, 11 July 2004
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Trivia

Began as a play in Los Angeles with original cast members Noah Wyle and Peter Berg. A year later the play was revamped in Atlanta with Chad Darnell and Quint Von Canon. See more »

Goofs

Tom refers to the Iowa State "Hawkeyes." The Hawkeye is in fact the mascot of the University of Iowa. Iowa State's sport teams are known as the "Cyclones." See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tom: I walk home. I'm all scratched up, I got blood all over my face. I'm crying my eyes out. Anyway, my mother see's me. She runs in screaming, "What happened, who did thisa to you?" So I tell her Stevie Bellow jumped me from behind in the schoolyard while his pals stood there and made sure no one broke it up. So, take a guess what my mom does? She takes me back to the school yard. She finds Stevie, she tells him we're gonna fight again this time it's gonna be a fair fight.
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Trouble Doll
Written by Ryan Christopher Webb
Performed by Matthew Ryan
Courtesy of Hybrid Recordings
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Amazing and Powerful and true of gay men
8 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

Don't be fooled by those who say this movie was weak. True, it was a low-budget film that never got into theaters. At the same time, it was suspenseful. The best part is that it is not predictable. You know of course that there will be a twist at the end, and it's exciting to find out what it'll be. Marsden did an excellent job at captivating the audience and making them feel sorry for him, even though we know he lies so much. Both Marsden and Speedman are the bad guys in the movie. Two antagonists and no real protagonist. Those who say it's homophobic are full of crap. I'm a gay man, and I like to have sex (in fact, I kept wanting the two to do it while Marsden was tied up), just as Marsden wants sex, knows he can get it, and does whatever he can to have it. If the movie were untrue to life about how gay men go out and have sex frequently, then the rates of new HIV infection would be dropping incredibly, since everyone would use protection. People get drunk and people have unprotected sex; it's a terrible reality, and this movie portrays it.


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